Monday, August 27, 2007

Sen. Larry Craig <3's Mitt Romney

Senator Larry Craig, Mitt Romney's go to guy in the Senate, regrets having plead guilty to some sort of sex crime in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport:

At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions. I was not involved in any inappropriate conduct.

I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously.

I guess we all make mistakes, right? Pleading guilty is a big one.

The blog posts that trumpeted Sen. Larry Craig's support of Mitt Romney are being taken down faster than I can take screen shots of Google's cache... Sen. Craig has resigned from his official positions with that campaign.

A nice highlight of the GOP hypocrisy is captured in a piece called "Two Days in June for Senator Larry Craig":

On June 7, 2006, Republican Senator Larry Craig of Idaho voted to approve an amendment to the United States Constitution which would have specifically made marriages between same-sex partners unconstitutional. It’s a good thing that others in the Senate showed the necessary resolve, understanding of liberty, moral compass, and general good sense to vote this amendment down, because Sen. Craig failed to do that job himself. Instead, Senator Craig voted with the minority of Americans who believe that equal protection under law is a real drag, who believe that civil rights should exist only for some people and not others, who believe that gay Americans should be classified under the constitution as second-class citizens.

On June 11, 2007, Republican Senator Larry Craig of Idaho is alleged to have stared through a crack of the door of a men’s room stall at an undercover police officer, and then to have played footsie with the same undercover police officer as each sat in adjacent men’s room stalls. Republican Senator Larry Craig of Idaho later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge stemming from the incident and is currently serving a year’s probation.

More later. Maybe I'll post them screencaps...

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